GIPCA Great Texts / Big Questions Public Lectures 2009
GIPCA Great Texts Big Questions popular lecture series provides an opportunity to hear leading intellectuals discuss one of life's big questions or a significant book or artwork. All of the lectures from 2009 were recorded and are now available online. Below is a brief summary of each talk. Follow the link above to the download page for the mp3 lectures. On Thursday 13 August AIDS activist Zackie Achmat will give a free public lecture on "The Communist Manifesto" by Karl Marx and "The Gettysburg
Conversations with Berkeley Faculty: Manuel Castells (5/9/01)
Conversations with History Presents Faculty Research at the University of California, Berkeley A Conversation with Manuel Castells Professor of Sociology and Professor of City and Regional Planning "Identity and Change in the Network Society" This interview took place on May 9, 2001. Complete transcript is available. A social theorist, Professor Castells has won the C. Wright Mills Award, and he has received the Robert and Helen Lynd Award from the American Sociological Association for his li
Antropology Fall Emeritus Lecture Series
Established in 1991, the Anthropology Emeritus Lecture Series honors a designated Emeritus faculty member from the U.C. Berkeley Department of Anthropology with a lecture by a distinguished anthropologist working in an area related to the honorees' field of expertise. Beginning in 1995, the lecture ...
Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature
Janine Benyus Author of "Biomimicry: Innovation Inspired by Nature" - Biomimics related to Energy and other industries - Opportunities in the rapidly growing Biomimics field - Green Chemistry as part of Biomimicry Co-Sponsored by: - Clean Tech Venture Network - Greenbiz - The Helios Project at Lawrence ...
Distinguished Innovator Lecture Series: Dr. Pehong Chen
Dr. Pehong Chen President, CEO and Chairman of the Board, Broadvision, Inc. Dr. Pehong Chen is a renowned expert and leader in the field of new media and enterprise business portal technologies. Prior to founding BroadVision in 1993, he was vice president of multimedia technology at Sybase, responsible for the company's interactive initiatives. Earlier, he founded and was president of Gain Technology, a leading supplier of multimedia software tools, where he pioneered multimedia as an enabli
Ten Simple Rules for Getting Published
The student council (http://www.iscbsc.org/) of the International Society for Computational Biology asked me to present my thoughts on getting published in the field of computational biology at the Intelligent Systems in Molecular Biology conference held in Detroit in late June of 2005. Close to 200 bright young souls (and a few not so young) crammed into a small room for what proved to be a wonderful interchange among a group of whom approximately one-half had yet to publish their first paper.
Wireless Sensor Networks for Ecology
Field biologists and ecologists are starting to open new avenues of inquiry at greater spatial and temporal resolution, allowing them to "observe the unobservable" through the use of wireless sensor networks. Sensor networks facilitate the collection of diverse types of data (from temperature to imagery and sound) at frequent intervals -- even multiple times per second -- over large areas, allowing ecologists and field biologists to engage in intensive and expansive sampling and to unobtrusively
wisskomm wochenschau 2/08
German vodcast about science communications. Diese Woche unter anderem über das Schülerprojekt Quantenphysik TV",eine Brodeur-Studie zur Nutzung von Blogs durch Journalisten, das Blog "Bad Astronomy", den Erfolg von Podcasts und Vodcasts in den USA, eine Studie über die "conflict of interest"-Klausel, den Gerda Henkel Preis, Wikia Search, das kostenfreie Archiv von "focus", Dr. Quantum zum Doppelspaltexperiment, die DVD "Das geheimnisvolle Reich der Quanten" (hier ein Ausschnitt als Online-Vi
American Women: A Reference Guide
This is a first stop for using Library of Congress resources to do research in the field of American women's history. It presents some digital items; however, it serves primarily as a comprehensive guide to the entirety of the Library's holdings on women's history. It includes exhibits that feature ...
Using Compost in Agriculture and Field Horticulture
This document from WRAP (Waste & Resources Action Programme) summarises the benefits of compost in agriculture and field horticulture. It outlines the standards and characteristics for compost, together with the potential soil and cost benefits over nitrate use. References to regulations on compost use in Nitrate Vulnerable Zones and organic agriculture are included.
Language Learning Unit on the topic of ICT, Security
This is an English monolingual language learning unit in the field of ICT, providing vocabulary and glossary on topics such as cybercrime, Internet security and privacy, types of viruses and malware.
Preservation of the West
During the late 1800s, American industry's demand for more and more natural resources pushed Congress to recognize the need to explore and chart the geological characteristics and mineral wealth of the country. In 1864, William Brewer (seen third from the left in "Field Party of 1864"), chief botanist of the California Geological Survey, led the first state-sponsored expedition to survey, map, chart, document, and photograph vast, previously unexplored areas of California. The government sponsor
This interactive L-system simulation produces visualizations of tree forms based on data from specimens in the field or laboratory.
Sampling is a computer tool designed to help biology students obtain a qualitative understanding of basic concepts related to estimation and statistics. Sampling presents the user with a group of hypothetical populations distributed throughout an area, and with tools for sampling these populations to estimate characteristics such as population size and density, the nature of each population's spatial patterning, and spatial correlations in abundance between populations. By manipulating the numb
Module 1: Political and Economic Risk
Assess political and economic risks and cultural issues of the target country to establish the financial costs and viability. MSU Global has teamed with experts in the international finance field to create resources to help increase international skills in the business community. These materials address the need of the international trade practitioner for knowledge and information that is specific to trade finance by providing a means for educators and business practitioners to transfer knowledg
Module 2: Risk Mitigation Techniques
A success global business professional may not actively participate in foreign exchange risk mitigation; however, understanding the risks and opportunities is essential to operating a profitable international business. To master the concepts in this Task, you must know and understand foreign exchange risk mitigation techniques and required documentation: hedging tools, currency option contracts, and transfer pricing. MSU Global has teamed with experts in the international finance field to creat
Module 3: Commercial Risk
This resource on international finance is focused on the global business professional who is a generalist who may be involved in the sale of goods and/or services internationally. A global business professional needs to be able to research and analyze the credit history and payment capacity of potential buyers/partners in order to assess the commercial risks of buyers and maintain credit management and control procedures and documentation. MSU Global has teamed with experts in the international
Module 4: Payment Methods
This resource on international finance is focused on the global business professional who is a generalist who may be involved in the sale and/or purchase of goods and/or services internationally. It is essential that a global business professional understand and be able to use the methods of payment available for international business transactions, the documentation required to obtain or initiate payment, and the risks involved. This module consists of nine units and is the largest module in th
Module 6: Financial Plan
Develop a financial plan to establish whether internal/external international trade financing is required. MSU Global has teamed with experts in the international finance field to create resources to help increase international skills in the business community. These materials address the need of the international trade practitioner for knowledge and information that is specific to trade finance by providing a means for educators and business practitioners to transfer knowledge, skills, and unde
Module 7: Short-term Financing
This area of financing provides many options for an exporter and in some cases desirable financing options for an importer. It is important to remember that all options carry risk and the greater the risk the higher the cost. When evaluating risk, the associated costs must be a factor in the cost equation. The financing tools that have been presented in other sections merge at this point into potential financing options. MSU Global has teamed with experts in the international finance field to c